treble clef


noun Music.

a sign that locates the G above middle C, placed on the second line of the staff, counting up; G clef.

Nearby words

  1. treaty port,
  2. trebbia,
  3. trebizond,
  4. treble,
  5. treble chance,
  6. treble staff,
  7. treblinka,
  8. trebuchet,
  9. trebucket,
  10. trecento

Origin of treble clef

First recorded in 1795–1805

Also called violin clef.

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British Dictionary definitions for treble clef

treble clef

noun

music the clef that establishes G a fifth above middle C as being on the second line of the staffSymbol:
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